News and Events

Please see below for details of events and news relating to Sutton Down badges. The main focus of our work has been a series of ‘Working Picnics’ when we go onto the badges to cut vegetation and carry out other tasks. The view from the edge of the down, where we have our picnics, must be one of the best in Wiltshire. We hold a range of public meetings, tours and fund-raising events. Information about our activities is also displayed at a range of local shows and festivals.

News

Major grant from National Lottery to restore Royal Warwickshire Regiment badge

Sutton Mandeville Heritage Trust is very pleased to report that it has received a grant of £88,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund ...
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Centenary of the Shiny 7th Badge

April 5th 2016 is the centenary of the Shiny 7th badge cut into the hillside in Sutton Mandeville. It was ...
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The Royal Field Artillery in Sutton Mandeville – preparing for the Somme

Maps from the First World War indicate that the camps at Sutton Mandeville were used by the Royal Field Artillery ...
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Public Meeting, 20 May 2013

We held our first public meeting about the Sutton Down Badges in May 2013, at all Saints Church in Sutton ...
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Events

Open Day 2018 – Get up Close to WWI History!

From 1200 until 1800, Sunday 6th May 2018 We are holding an Open Day at the WWI Royal Warwickshire Regiment badge ...
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Annual Meeting 2016

The Annual Meeting of the Sutton Mandeville Heritage Trust will take place at 7pm on Friday 9th September 2016 at ...
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CVHF Dig for History at Sutton Mandeville

The Chalke Valley History Festival (CVHF) 'Dig for History' event will be focussing on the First World War camps in ...
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Working Picnics 2016

We have fixed the provisional dates of our Working Picnics on the badges for 2016. On these days, we will ...
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Lecture in Shaftesbury, Tuesday 8th March 2016

There will be a lecture entitled 'Camps and Badges on Sutton Down' by Dr. Antony Firth of Sutton Mandeville Heritage ...
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Chalke Valley History Festival excavations at Sutton Mandeville

This year, the Chalke Valley History Festival (CVHF) will be running its annual archaeological excavation on the site of the ...
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All Welcome – Public Meeting and Evening Tour 2015

We are holding a combined event in 2015: a public meeting followed by an evening tour of the badges. We ...
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Evening Tour 2014

We held our second annual evening tour on 20 June 2014. Both the turnout and the weather were excellent. After ...
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Public Meeting, 20 May 2013

We held our first public meeting about the Sutton Down Badges in May 2013, at all Saints Church in Sutton ...
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